The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972. The CPSC works with industry to develop voluntary standards and has the authority to ban products and initiate recalls of products determined to be unsafe. Prior to creation of CPSC, consumer products were regulated by various agencies including the Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Government Documents has a large collection of CPSC publications, including the following series:
Publication (Y 3.C 76/3:11) Publications about safety concerning various types of products
Consumer product safety alert (Y 3.C 76/3:11-3) Alerts issued about safety problems with various products, especially relating to children
Consumer products safety review (Y 3.C 76/3:28) "This quarterly journal offers an in-depth look at the latest hazards associated with home and recreational products, as well as the most significant current product recalls."
In addition, we have general publications, statistical reports, and Congressional hearings and reports relating to the CPSC and consumer safety.